High Mount School - Home Of The Trojans

October 15, 2020

Dear High Mount Parents/Guardians,

Needless to say, we are all very excited to see students back in the building. We have been taking, and will continue to take, great precautions to keep everyone safe. Masks are required to be worn by all, additional COVID cleaners are working throughout the day to specifically sanitize and disinfect, and social distancing is maintained to the greatest extent possible. These are just a few of the many precautious that are in order daily. Overall, operations have been smooth and everyone at HMS is jumping in to keep our building open and our students present.

For some time now, we have had our Pre-K through 5th grade students back in school for four days a week. Recently we phased in our junior high students (grades 6, 7, and 8) using a hybrid model. That said, due to the success that we have had thus far, we are ready to bring back our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students for four days a week as well. This transition will begin on Monday, October 26, 2020. We will still have an early release at 12:30 PM and Wednesday will continue to be a remote learning day for all students. Lunches will be sent home at the end of the school day.

Many students who have returned have commented on how happy they are to be back at school. Hopefully, with each step, more confidence is built, and we can encourage more and more remote students to return to in-person learning. Our goal is to have all students safely return to school. If you are considering having your child(ren) return to in-person learning, but have questions and concerns, please feel free to call me at 618-233-1054 or email me at bhorner@highmountschool.net.

As I have said time and time again, THANK YOU for your understanding and flexibility! We could not successfully do this effectively without your support. Have a great weekend and stay safe.


Dr. Beth A. Horner
High Mount School

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School History

The first school, consisting of one room, was built in 1880. By 1960, eight additional classrooms and a basement were added. In 1967, six more rooms and a multi-purpose room were added. In 1992, the new gym and two classrooms were added and extensive remodeling was completed. In April, 2001, the community voted to help High Mount expand the school. This expansion provided needed space for the growing student population, storage areas, and allowed for enhancements to the curriculum.

In 2003, great things happened again. Construction of a new wing began. We now have new and additional classrooms, band/chorus music room, science laboratory and new offices. In 2006 we installed an electronic marquee and constructed a new main entry-way.